Gender Mainstreaming in Disaster Risk Management Training on 20th February 2017


The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction called for “a gender, age, disability and cultural perspective in all policies and practices; and the promotion of women and youth leadership; in this context, special attention should be paid to the improvement of organized voluntary work of citizens.”

It as such imperative that capacities of both women and men must be harnessed so they can address vulnerable conditions and protect themselves, their families and communities against hazards. And this training will strengthen the participants’ knowledge and skills in integrating gender in the concepts and practices of disaster risk management (DRM).

The training aims to integrate gender perspective in disaster risk management to ensure that both women and men have the necessary capacities in addressing their respective vulnerabilities to enable them to protect themselves, their families and their immediate communities.

The training is meant for project managers, DRR officials, Gender professionals, government officials, CBO operatives, NGO employees, UN Staff and anyone involved in project management activities

The training aims to:

  • Review the concepts of disasters and Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
  • Introduce participants to the gender perspective in DRM and the process of gender integration in DRM
  • Expose the participants on the process of gender sensitive risk assessment
  • Introduce the participants to Gender Sensitive Disaster Risk Management for effective disaster risk reduction, response and recovery.

Module1: Understanding Disasters & Disaster Risk Management

  • Introduction
  • The concept of disaster risk management
  • The importance of community in DRM
  • Core principles of DRM
  • Basic concepts: Disaster and disaster risk management
  • Definition of key terms and concepts in DRM

Module 2: Gender Perspective in DRM

  • Introduction
  • Gender and related concepts
  • Gender roles and stereotypes
  • Gender Analysis and Development through a gender lens
  • Gender Analysis (hands on Session)
  • Gender and disaster
  • Why it is important to consider gender issues in DRM
  • Gender Perspective in DRM
  • Gender mainstreaming in DRM

Module 3: Gender-Sensitive Risk Assessment

  • Introduction
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment
  • What is disaster risk assessment?
  • The need to make risk assessment gender-sensitive
  • Gender Mainstreaming as an approach and strategy
  • Gender dimensions in disaster management

Module 4: Gender Sensitive Disaster Early Warning System

  • Introduction
  • Understanding early warning
  • Importance of gender-sensitive EWS
  • How to build a gender-sensitive EWS

Module 5: Gender Sensitive Indicators for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Introduction
  • Definition of indicators
  • Importance of Indicators
  • Gender-sensitive indicators
  • Building good gender-sensitive indicators
  • Using indicators during the programme cycle of a disaster risk reduction intervention
  • Post Disaster recovery and Rehabilitation integrating gender concerns
  • Practical guidelines on gender mainstreaming
  • Mainstreaming gender in DRM planning

The training event fee is USD$1050, This caters for Facilitation, 2 Refreshment breaks (Morning & Afternoon Snack) & Buffet Lunch during the entire training period. This does not cover accommodation and travel logistics. We can organize for your Accommodation & Airport pick up at an Extra cost.

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